Why Southern Baptists Declined and What to Do

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I was delighted to receive this article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I’m eager to share these thoughts on the future of America’s largest Protestant denomination. * The lugubrious prognostications about Baptist futures are known and experienced [Read More...]

Five Years at Patheos


Patheos is celebrating its fifth anniversary today (Monday), which has seen an outbreak of nostalgia and warm feelings across the site — and especially from those of us who have been with it from the beginning. I had the great joy of joining the Patheos team well before the site went live in May of [Read More...]

The Right Lesson to Learn from the World Vision Kerfuffle

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It’s been months since I’ve written a proper blog post, but the kerfuffle around World Vision draws me out of my cave. I have a lot of sympathy for the leadership of World Vision. They are doing extraordinary, life-saving work. They are captaining a billion-dollar organization that’s global and complex and fraught with dangers on [Read More...]

A&E is Not “Happy, Happy, Happy” with Free Speech


With apologies to H.L. Mencken, it appears that leftism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may disagree with me. [Read more...]

Mistaking God’s Will for Our Own


I’m always honored to feature guest posts from Peter Wehner, one of the most serious and experienced evangelical policy thinkers around, but also a very insightful writer on general matters of faith and culture. Check out his bio for more information on Pete, and you can see his other posts at Philosophical Fragments here. * As much of the [Read More...]